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It would be great to have some international data on the modal split of passenger and goods transportation.
Passenger: %Car, %Rail, %Bus, %Walk, %Bike, %Air etc
Goods: %Rail, %Air, %Road, %Ship etc.1 vote
Thank you for your suggestion. The following indicators on passenger and goods transportation are available via the World Development Indicators database:
Air transport, freight (million ton-km)
Air transport, passengers carried
Air transport, registered carrier departures worldwide
Railways, goods transported (million ton-km)
Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km)
Container port traffic (TEU: 20 foot equivalent units)
For information on road transportation, you can contact the International Road Federation.
We will be exploring including additional indicators in the future.
Just like your data on external debt, might as well provide data sets concerning public debt service to domestic (internal) creditors. I need it so bad. Any data that is related to public domestic debt servicing will do. Please, thank you.3 votes
Thank you for your message. Kindly refer to the Quarterly Public Sector Debt statistics database, available through our debt portal at:
Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we do not have this information in our databases.
For several international analysis, e.g. municipal waste generation, it would be very helpful to have GDP/cap for total population (average national income per capita) split into urban and rural population.
For several analysis also a distribution over income classes for urban and rural population would be very beneficial.
Perhaps also separately for largest cities, e.g. > 300k or > 1 mln.
But most important would be a split into rural-urban (perhaps also large urban), in particular for developing countries.7 votes
Thank you for your suggestion. We are working to expand the availability of our data at a disaggregated and subnational level (including rural and urban). Currently the following related series are available in the World Development Indicators (http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi):
• Urban poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)(SI.POV.URGP)
• Urban poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of urban population)(SI.POV.URHC)
• Rural poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)(SI.POV.RUGP)
• Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)(SI.POV.RUHC)
You can also explore the subnational poverty data: http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/sub-national-poverty-data
This would imply a further detail on health services ependiture2 votes
The source of our health expenditure data is the World Health Organization (WHO). Kindly check with the WHO regarding the availability of dental services expenditure data.
Gross output, for example, over a series of years for countries but broken down into the size of the company for example: small enterprises, medium enterprises and large enterprises. This way an examination of capital accumlation could take place. There is already data on the gross output overall but I think it should be broken down into the type/size of the businesses.2 votes
Thank you for your suggestion. However, this type of disaggregated data, compiled according to a common methodology, is not yet available at a global level.
After reviewing the recent blog post about which indicators will be chosen for WBI (Ihttp://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/how-we-do-open-data-1-choosing-development-indicators), I am still curious as to absence of housing-related data. The massive increase in the population of cities especially is leading to chronic housing shortages in many developing countries and, though complicated because of the legal frameworks surrounding it, housing needs to be addressed if targets surrounding development targets ranging from health to livelihoods to gender equity are to be reached. To do this, however, we need more data across countries with regards to housing.
Is the problem simply that not enough countries collect this…1 vote
Thank you for your message. Unfortunately this type of data can be difficult to collect. We will certainly consider including and publishing this type of indicators in the future.
We received this feedback at the Data Help Desk from a World Bank Data user. We're posting it here for discussion:
I am a citizen of Bolivia, a landlocked country with high transport costs
and a lot of limitations that hinder us to trade with other countries.
There are other countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America in the
same situation. We all have similar difficulties and can learn of our
The reason of this request is to encourage you to include in all INDICATORS
of the World Bank a category of LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES. I find, that…2 votes
Thank you for your suggestion. While we do not currently publish this aggregate, you can explore the data provided by the UN-OHRLLS for landlocked developing countries:
We will consider including this aggregate in World Development Indicators database in the future.
Kindly also see the WB blog post on this topic:
How do economics impact how individuals care for their health from a preventative standpoint; business traveler, traveling consumers
So break this economic impact into different consumer classes please: Travelers - business travelers vs non business travelers; non travelers by country, by economic class\4 votes
Thank you for your suggestion. Currently, we are not aware of a dataset of this type which is available at the global level.
It would be brilliant if you could consolidate access to these HIES, DHS and Census datasets onto the World Bank's online platform, or at least MEASURE DHS, the same way other microdata is accessed:7 votes
The World Bank is supporting many countries with the documentation, preservation and release of survey and census microdata. Many of these countries have built microdata portals using the same open source tools developed and used by the World Bank for our own Microdata Library. While the World Bank encourages and supports greater access to microdata, the access policies for the data on those sites are determined by the countries or organizations that generate the data.
Much of this work is conducted with World Bank support through the International Household Survey Network (IHSN), www.ihsn.org, and its agencies, as well as the Accelerated Data Program (ADP), www.ihsn.org/adp. These programs currently provide support activities in more than 70 countries and partner agencies through the ADP and IHSN. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are building a catalog using these tools, which is available…
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